1 Kings 22:36
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English Standard Version
And about sunset a cry went through the army, “Every man to his city, and every man to his country!”

King James Bible
And there went a proclamation throughout the host about the going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every man to his own country.

American Standard Version
And there went a cry throughout the host about the going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every man to his country.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the herald proclaimed through all the army before the sun set, saying: Let every man return to his own city, and to his own country.

English Revised Version
And there went a cry throughout the host about the going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every man to his country.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there went a proclamation throughout the host about the setting of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every man to his own country.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

And even Ahab could not throw off a certain fear of the fulfilment of Micah's prophecy. He therefore resolved to go to the battle in disguise, that he might not be recognised by the enemy. ובא התהפּשׂ ("disguise myself and go into the battle," i.e., I will go into the battle in disguise): an infin. absol., - a broken but strong form of expression, which is frequently used for the imperative, but very rarely for the first person of the voluntative (cf. Ewald, 328, c.), and which is probably employed here to express the anxiety that impelled Ahab to take so much trouble to ensure his own safety. (Luther has missed the meaning in his version; in the Chronicles, on the contrary, it is correctly given.) לבשׁ ואתּה, "but do thou put on thy clothes." These words are not to be taken as a command, but simply in this sense: "thou mayest (canst) put on thy (royal) dress, since there is no necessity for thee to take any such precautions as I have to take." There is no ground for detecting any cunning, vafrities, on the part of Ahab in these words, as some of the older commentators have done, as though he wished thereby to divert the predicted evil from himself to Jehoshaphat. but we may see very clearly that Ahab had good reason to be anxious about his life, from the command of the Syrian king to the captains of his war-chariots (1 Kings 22:31) to fight chiefly against the king of Israel. We cannot infer from this, however, that Ahab was aware of the command. The measure adopted by him may be sufficiently accounted for from his fear of the fulfilment of Micah's evil prophecy, to which there may possibly have been added some personal offence that had been given on his part to the Syrian king in connection with the negotiations concerning the surrender of Ramoth, which had no doubt preceded the war. The thirty-two commanders of the war-chariots and cavalry are, no doubt, the commanders who had taken the place of the thirty-two kings (1 Kings 21:24). "Fight not against small and great, but against the king of Israel only," i.e., endeavour above all others to fight against the king of Israel and to slay him.

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1 Kings 22:17,31 And he said, I saw all Israel scattered on the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master...

1 Kings 12:16 So when all Israel saw that the king listened not to them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David?...

2 Kings 14:12 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their tents.

Every man

1 Kings 12:24 Thus said the LORD, You shall not go up, nor fight against your brothers the children of Israel: return every man to his house...

Judges 7:7,8 And the LORD said to Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand...

Judges 21:24 And the children of Israel departed there at that time, every man to his tribe and to his family...

1 Samuel 4:10 And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter...

2 Samuel 19:8 Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told to all the people, saying, Behold, the king does sit in the gate...

2 Kings 14:12 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their tents.

Cross References
1 Kings 22:35
And the battle continued that day, and the king was propped up in his chariot facing the Syrians, until at evening he died. And the blood of the wound flowed into the bottom of the chariot.

1 Kings 22:37
So the king died, and was brought to Samaria. And they buried the king in Samaria.

2 Kings 14:12
And Judah was defeated by Israel, and every man fled to his home.

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